Caregiving for An Aging Parent
Obtaining the "right" care solution while searching for the ideal care for an aging parent can be very challenging. When an aging parent is no longer safe living alone help can be found through the following:
a) Area Agency on Aging
b) Primary Care Physician - A primary care doctor can be a great resource. Whether you are considering obtaining home health care services or assisted living, a primary care doctor is necessary to oversee paperwork. For example, a doctor must warrant assisted living is an appropriate living environment. For Medicare home health care services designed to teach and educate patients of disease management, a home health order is required.
d) Non-Medical Home Care - Custodial care services are designed so seniors can age in place. Services can be found through a licensed nurse registry or home health care agency. Actual caregivers assigned to care for the elderly are actually subcontractors of the nurse registry selected while a home health care agency coordinates care with actual employees. All caregivers are state licensed and have had complete background checks.